Monday, October 31, 2011

Gobi Mutter Masala / Cauliflowe Peas Curry (With Cashew nut N Poppy Seeds)


            Today's recipe is Gobi Mutter Masala, a rich and creamy curry cooked with cashew nuts and poppy seeds Paste. For a change, this time i steamed and baked the cauliflower florets and then added it to the curry. This method makes the cauliflower firm and much more tasty. And also i used Dry red chilli instead of chilli powder. The Gobi Mutter curry / masala was so creamy and yummy which suits well with Naan / Rotis / Pulav etc. I served with Rotis. Friday Dinner was a delightful dinner for us. This curry is perfect for Potluck Party or any get together to impress the guests with rich and flavorful recipe.Now to the recipe,

Ingredients
  1. Cauliflower florets   1 and 1/ 2 cups
  2. Peas     1/2 cup
  3. Onion    1 Medium(finely chopped)
  4. Tomato    2 no.s(medium) Diced
  5. Dry Red Chillies     4-5 no.s
  6. Cashew nut     8-10 no.s
  7. Poppy Seeds    1 tsp
  8. Garlic      4 big cloves or 7-8 small 
  9. Ginger     2" piece 
  10. Cumin seeds      1/2 tsp
  11. Garam Masala    1 tsp
  12. Kasoori Methi / Dried Methi leaves     1 and 1/2 tsp
  13. Salt    to taste
  14. Oil    2 tsp + 1 tbsp
  15. Olive Oil    2 tsp
  16. Cilantro     few finely chopped
Method
  • Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit'
  • Wash the cauliflower florets and steam it for 3-4 minutes or microwave for 2-3 minutes and drain completely and keep aside.
  • Take a oven safe dish, add the steamed cauliflower florets, drizzle olive oil, sprinkle little salt and any spices(i used cajun hot seasoning) mix well and Bake it for 12 - 15 minutes or till it turns crisp n moisture dried up.
  • Soak  Cashew nuts and poppy seeds in a hot water for 15 minutes .
  • Heat 2 tsp oil in a kadai/pan, add dry red chillies ginger and garlic and fry them lightly.
  • Then add finely chopped onions and saute till it turns translucent.
  • After that add, diced tomatoes and saute till the tomatoes turns soft n mushy.
  • Allow the onion - tomato mixture to cool completely and then grind it to a smooth paste along with soaked cashew n poppy seeds. (use very little water to grind them).
  • Now heat 1 tbsp oil in a non stick vessel, add cumin seeds and allow it to splutter then add the ground paste.
  • Turn the heat to medium and let the ground paste cook in medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Then add garam masala powder and again cook for 3 minutes or till raw smell leaves.
  • After that add 1/2 cup of peas (fresh or frozen) and 1/2 cup of water and cook covered for 2 minutes.
  • Now add the baked cauliflower florets and kasoori methi , simmer for 2-3 minutes .
  • Lastly add some finely chopped cilantro and turn off the stove.
  • That's it...Creamy and Rich Gobi Mutter Masala is ready to serve. Serve Hot with any Indian Flat breads / Pulao.

Notes:
Instead of red chillies you can also add 1-2 tsp chilli powder or kashmiri red chilli powder and follow the same method.
Lastly you can also add 1-2 tbsp of heavy cream for more rich and creamy taste.
Instead of cauliflower you can also add paneer mutter , Aloo mutter , aloo gobi or any desired veg and Enjoy !!!

30 comments:

  1. Luks Yumm,creamy and impressive.Luv this Mattar Gravy.

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  2. this looks delicious wonderful colour

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  3. looks extremely delicious! its so nice u managed to make it healthy by baking the cauliflower florets.

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  4. that's a yummy curry so creamy and rich...

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  5. Looks very rich and creamy Sangee. As you said if we add kashmiri chilli, we'll get tempting colour.

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  6. Wonderful color, the gravy has got Sangeetha. I'm sure it would be a hit with rotis and naans.

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  7. thick and yummy gravy...bookmarked

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  8. Sangee, lovely looking gobi mutter masala. Lip smacking and love it.

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  9. A perfect accompaniment to rotis!!!!
    prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  10. Looks creamy and yummy perfect sidedish for rotis

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  11. This is one rich and yum curry which I can polish off in no time...bookmarked.

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  12. Wow hot n spicy curry i luv gobi very much...Perfect gravy for this rainy season with rotis...

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  13. I liked the idea of baking the cauliflowers before adding them to the curry...This curry looks too good.

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  14. Looks spicy, yummy, delicious and tempting. Wonderful presentation.

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  15. Rich and tasty Sangee .. yum.

    Vardhini

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  16. Lovely authentic gobi aloo combo..Yummy gravy and lovely presentation!!

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  17. Baked cauliflower is as such delicious! Sure this has enhanced the gravy! Looks yumm!

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  18. Excellent recipe. Just made it now. I would definitely recommend it. The only thing I did differently was using four tomatoes.

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    1. Thank You So much for your feedback and glad that u like it...Yes adding more tomatoes will give nice color n mild tangy gravy...will try it next time :)
      Thanks Again!!

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    2. I tried it today, but without peas. turned out very nice. Goes well with bread also.
      Thanx

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    3. Thanks for trying it n sharing ur feedback.

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  19. Tried this out and it was awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks for your feedback, happy that you liked it :)

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  20. Can we use almonds in place of cashews in this recipe?

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    1. Yes.,you can use almonds too, if so soak almonds in hot water for 10-15 minutes and peal the skin and use it in the recipe as mentioned.

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